CANORA - The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 29 calls from March 2 to March 9, some of which included: one 911 Act call, one abandoned vehicle, one assault, one breach of peace, one Child Welfare Act call, two dangerous driving calls, one disturbing the peace, one failure to comply with probation, one false alarm, one fraud, one lost and found, one Mental Health Act call, two mischiefs, three other provincial calls, four traffic collisions, four traffic offenses, two uttering threats, one wellbeing check and three prisoners.
On March 3, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 by the Amsterdam turnoff. Police learned the driver of a north-bound passenger van slowed down and signaled to turn left but was rear ended by a Ford F-150 attempting to pass. The driver of the Ford F-150 had a suspended licence and was charged accordingly.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched on March 6 to a complaint of a male taking pictures of a residence in Canora. The occupant of the home exited the residence and took pictures of the picture taker. Both males are known to each other.
Making bad situation worse
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling the wrong way on Norway Road on March 6. The female driver provided a false name and she was charged with obstructing a police officer.
False report of abandoned child
On March 7, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report of an 11-year-old youth living alone in an abandoned house in Mikado. Police located the 11-year-old at home with his mother in Canora. Further police involvement was not required.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a report on March 7 that scammers were attempting to sell Sea-can shipping containers on local buy and sell Facebook pages for the Canora and Sturgis area. The scammers were requesting $500 deposits for the shipping containers.
The Canora/Sturgis investigated a report of uttering threats received from a third party in Sturgis on March 8. Police continue to investigate.
On March 7, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a burglar alarm at a residence in Preeceville. Police attended the call and determined the complaint to be a false alarm.
Report tips and information
If you have any information about these or any other crimes, or any substances involved in these incidents, please contact the Canora RCMP at 306-563-4700, or you can also report anonymously via Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
Call the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) Line, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a SaskTel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages).